Producers Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt announced filming is set to begin later this week on Cloud Atlas, the film adaptation of the bestselling novel by David Mitchell. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Keith David and David Gyasi are set to star in the project, with Warner Bros distributing the film domestically and in Canada.
The cast also includes Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Zhou Xun and Doona Bae.
And because Cloud Atlas is so epic in scale, the film will have not one, not two, but three directors. The Matrix's Andy and Lana Wachowski teamed with Perfume's director Tom Tykwer to adapt Mitchell's novel and will be sharing directing duties. According to the press release announcing the start of filming, the production will involve "simultaneous filming of two full units that will take them to Scotland, Spain and Germany."
Cloud Atlas Synopsis: "Cloud Atlas is an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution."
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